OMG, 3 OF MY NOVELS ARE TOP 20 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks of 2023!

The Keys of Death, Remarkable Power of Stimulus, These Scattered Houses - Three out of twenty top audiobook titles are Gretchen Altabef's Sherlock Holmes Novels. And narrated wonderfully by J.T. McDaniel. I am an MX author of new Sherlock Holmes novels. My writing springs from the same sense of justice as Dr. Watson’s, and Dr. Doyle’s. My… Continue reading OMG, 3 OF MY NOVELS ARE TOP 20 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks of 2023!

Sherlock Holmes THE KEYS OF DEATH – A NEW Audiobook

The Keys of Death is my third novel to be narrated by J.T. McDaniel. I am incredibly lucky to be working with such an actor. His Shakespearian background like that of Jeremy Brett's gives us a brilliant narration. “There are specific authors whose work I really cannot get enough of. One of these is Gretchen… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes THE KEYS OF DEATH – A NEW Audiobook

The Keys of Death Review by Margaret Walsh

The Keys of Death is the third Sherlock Holmes novel from author Gretchen Altabef and published by MX Publishing. A fun look at Holmes first case when he and Watson move into 221B Baker Street. The case? It’s the murder of Mrs. Hudson’s husband! The story is mostly told in the form of the journal… Continue reading The Keys of Death Review by Margaret Walsh

The Keys of Death Audiobook!

THE KEYS OF DEATH is now an audiobook! The greatest joys of creating a novel are the exceptional people one is privileged to work with and J.T. McDaniel has brought life to my words and produced another fantastic narration for me. THE KEYS OF DEATH is a genesis story about friendship with the power to… Continue reading The Keys of Death Audiobook!

Never give up

'If you examine it carefully you will see that both the pen and the ink have given the writer trouble. The Hound of the Baskervilles I write mysteries for Sherlock Holmes to solve. I am presently writing my fourth historical mystery novel. Each one evolved in it’s own way. If there is truth in the saying… Continue reading Never give up

Rachel’s BLOG #5

Dr. Watson’s Writing Tips Edward Hardwicke, The Abbey Grange. “Writing is dancing with language, walking the tightrope of clarity, and discovering what more there is to learn.” Sherlock Holmes once said: "Yes, I have taken to living by my wits." Writing a novel is nothing like anyone thinks it is. For example, how does one… Continue reading Rachel’s BLOG #5

The Sherlock Holmes Journal Review of The Keys of Death

. . . an original and refreshing exploration of the early days of the Baker Street triumvirate . . . the birth of an enduring friendship . . . Sarah Obermuller-Bennett for The Sherlock Holmes Journal In his introduction, Mattias Boström describes himself as an “embracer” of Holmes in his many forms, and issues the… Continue reading The Sherlock Holmes Journal Review of The Keys of Death

Today’s Amazon Review of The Keys of Death

The Keys of Death is fantastic! Another victory! Altabef's third book is a compelling and entertaining read. I loved this take on the origins of the unstoppable team of Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, AND Mrs. Hudson! Gretchen Altabef always does a great job of imbuing exciting mystery stories with strong female characters and a feminist… Continue reading Today’s Amazon Review of The Keys of Death

Rachel’s BLOG #2

Michael Peter Archer "Girl With Sunflowers" Dear, Sean, These days, I find it exceedingly difficult to ignore the world and get down to business. I am approaching the end of my Oxford studies with one more concerted effort ahead of me. Yet, to isolate myself from what is going on in the world and allow… Continue reading Rachel’s BLOG #2

Rachel’s BLOG #1

Rachel will keep you informed while Gretchen is in her writer’s cabin diligently at work on the 3rd Rachel Holmes mystery. Painting by Harrison Fisher. “The Study Hour.” Illustration published in The Ladies’ Home Journal, 1908. My dearest Sean, A lot has happened since last we met in Remarkable Power of Stimulus. I hope these letters… Continue reading Rachel’s BLOG #1